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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 2, 1972)
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Rodgers finds a new twist
on a strange afternoon
by Jim Johnston
ir a ther strange afternoon in college
Oov n hi Stillwater, Okla., a team which
sane folki S3 id wouldn't win a Big Eight game
stunned No. 3-rated Colorado. Oklahoma
Sute's -v.shbone offense ran for 307 yards and
a 31-6 romp over the Buffs.
Th,:-n h Birmingham, Ala., unranked and
lov.iSiy yiirr.piessive Auburn shocked No.
4 : ate J Toivies'.ee, 1 0-6.
Now Memorial Stadium in Lincoln hasn't
been the site of many strange happenings the
past few years. Those lopsided scores, like
Nebraska's 4'J-O triumph over Minnesota
Saturday, have been commonplace.
But this time there was a new twist-thanks
to Johnny Rodgers.
fho senior from Omaha scored on a 64-yard
punt return in the thud quarter. The final 10
yards he rin backwards.
"I wanted to do something different and I
couldn't think of anyone ever doing that,"
Rodgers explained. "I might have stumbled, but
I was not going to fall down. No way."
But mice the game was over, Memorial
Stad, urn was its same old elf. Post game
interviews centered aiound the usual things.
Minnesota coach Cal Stoll called Rodgers the
he-.t back he's ever seen. Gopher quarterback
Bob Morgan wa: asked his opinion of
Nebraska's defense. Morgan, like every other
opposing quarterback at Memorial Stadium,
said "it's probably the best I've ever faced and
ever will face."
The usual questions with the usual answers
were again observed in Nebraska's dressing
The Nebraska captains-Bill Janssen and
Doug Dumler-said they were pleased with the
way the Huskers have rebounded from the
season's opening loss to UCLA, But they both
finished with that "We can't quit now"
Then there is always cautious Bob Devaney.
The Cornhusker coach reviewed the past
three games and warned that "the toughest part
of our schedule is now coming up."
Devaney pointed to Missouri's 34-27 win
over California as "as indication that Missouri is
developing into a fine football team."
When asked for his reaction to Oklahoma
State's win over Colorado, Devaney replied: "I
guess we know that Oklahoma State is for
Perhaps Memorial Stadium will offer
Nebraska fans something different in the
future. After all, Missouri, Oklahoma State and
Oklahoma will be playing there.
And, as Devaney observed, "th's Big Eight
could be some kind of a race."
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Photoi by Gail Folda, Bill Ganzel and Dan Ladely
Johnny Rodgers enters the end zone backwards .
wanted to do something different.
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The All University intramural football standings remain
unchanged after last week's action, but five teams did drop
from the ratings.
The Fraternity League underwent the biggest change as
three rated teams suffered their first losses. Brown Palace,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Gamma Rho dropped from
the standings. Alpha Gamma Rho's loss was a forfeit.
The Stoned Cowboys are replaced this week by the'
Fumblers in the Independent League and Abel VI replaces
Harper II in the Dorm League.
A key game this week pits Delta Upsilon again-jt Delta Tau
Delta in the Fraternity, League. The Pro Students play the
Hawks in a contest that could be a preview of the Independent
League championship game. The Pro Students have scored 46
points per game while the Hawks have averaged 42 points per
1. Pro Students (4 0)
2. Phi Delta Theta (2 0)
3. Phi Delta Phi (4-0)
4. Delta Upulon (3 0)
5. Gui II (5 0)
1. Gut II (5 01
2. Glonn 7 13 01
3. Kiesielbach (4 0)
4. Abel VIII (3 0)
5. Abel VI (3 0)
1. Phi Delta Theta (2 0)
2. Delta Upsilon (30)
3. Delta Tau Delta (2 0)
4. Triangle (2-1)
5. Tau Kappa Epsilon (4 0)
1. Pro Students (4 0)
2. Phi Delta Phi (4 0)
3. Hawks (3-0)
4. Bang Gang (3 0)
5. Fumblers (3 0)
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